In a heartfelt announcement, former US First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away on Sunday at the age of 96 in her hometown of Plains, Georgia. Her family was by her side as she died peacefully. As the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, Rosalynn was known to be an equal partner in all of his accomplishments.
Rosalynn’s influence and impact were felt throughout her husband’s presidency and beyond. She campaigned for social issues and wrote several books, showcasing her passion for advocacy and dedication to her causes. Despite being diagnosed with dementia in May, Rosalynn continued to receive palliative care at home until her passing.
Jimmy Carter also received palliative care at home with his family since mid-February. The couple had been married for over seven decades and had four children together. Their love and devotion to each other were evident throughout their long marriage.
Jimmy Carter served as the US President from 1977 to 1981 and is currently the oldest living former US president. He made it public in the winter that he no longer wanted to take any further medical steps after a series of hospital stays. However, he surprised many by making a public appearance at a peanut parade in Plains, Georgia alongside his wife in September.
Rosalynn Carter’s passing leaves behind a legacy of advocacy and dedication to her family and the nation. Her influence will be remembered by many as she continues to inspire future generations to fight for what they believe in.